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Big Weekend For Young Eagles

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Cooper Alexander scores for South Burnett 1 (Blue) in their game against Southern Outback on Saturday

September 24, 2018

Murgon Mustangs hosted a special two-day carnival of junior rugby league at the weekend featuring two South Burnett Eagles sides plus 11 visiting teams.

The Mustangs Challenge attracted U12s teams from Gympie, Toowoomba, Western Downs, Roma, Beerwah, Hervey Bay, Noosa, Warwick and Stanley River.

There was also a combined Southern Outback team made up of players from Charleville, Cunnamulla, Longreach and Augathella.

The teams were divided into two pools, with the winners of each pool playing off in a final on Sunday afternoon.

Two Toowoomba Clydesdales teams ended up on top with Toowoomba 2 (Sky Blue) taking on Toowoomba 1 (Royal Blue).

Toowoomba 2 team ended up winning 14-12 in a great game to finish the weekend.

Sheree Prendergast, from the Murgon Mustangs, said she would like to particularly thank all the volunteers who helped over the weekend.

“Also Carl and Candice Braithwaite and family for all their efforts,” she said.

“And Phillip Braithwaite, Greg Pearce, Graham Champney and Blake Mara for being the Challenge’s independent 3-2-1 judges.”

South Burnett 1 (Blue) player Christian Simpson was named Best Forward for the carnival.

Action from Toowoomba Clydesdale 2 (Sky Blue) v Gympie

South Burnett 2 (White) v Stanley River

The youngsters had their first opportunities to play under international rules … with scrums

More action from South Burnett 2 v Stanley River

South Burnett 1 (Blue) v Southern Outback

More action from South Burnett 1 (Blue) v Southern Outback


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